Quarterly Goals!

I feel that I have done the April A to Z Blogging Challenge better with my beauty blog because this one (lifestyle blog) has no specific theme! Except for me, the posts have nothing in common but that is how I wanted to do it here, go with the flow. So for Q, I am going to share 3 of my quarterly goals. I am a goal-setter so it is the most natural thing for me to do and I always like to set goals that will challenge me. So they are a bit ambitious for me at the moment … Read more

P is for Persistence!

Yesterday while writing my open letter to my teenage self I realized that I had to face some problems for a longer duration of time and there were times when I wanted to give up, but I persisted. And looking back, I am glad I did. So today for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge, P is for Persistence!

I decided to paraphrase the words of some famous people instead of writing another personal story because I think they said it better, and in fewer words!

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: … Read more

An Open Letter to my Teenage Self

Today is the day of letter ‘O’ at the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and I have decided to do something I had promised not to blog about. Yes, I was averse to writing an open letter to my teenage self. First because I thought it is counter productive, I am not a teenager anymore and none of the “lessons” I have learnt can change anything in the past. I can only apply those in the present. Second, it is a bit uncomfortable to look at the past with a non-judgmental approach. I cannot go back to feeling or … Read more

Tourist Places near Seoul – Nami Island (Naminara Republic)

Nami Island also known as Namiseom or Naminara Republic is a half-moon shaped island that emerged on the Northern part of the Han River after the construction of the Cheongpyeong dam. It is located in Chuncheon which is just an hour drive from Seoul.

I went to Nami Island last April and I can still remember how beautiful and peaceful it was. There is so much greenery and so many activities to do, I think it is perfect for a weekend getaway. Very relaxing and very different from the fast paced life in Seoul.

Nami Island is called Naminara Republic … Read more

Manjanggul Caves in Jeju (Must visit places in Jeju) + tips

ManjangGul cave is the largest lava tube system in the world. The total length of this lava tube is over 13 kms, however, only 1 km is open to the tourists. This lava tube system is actually a cluster of many caves Manjang (gul) being the largest of them all (almost 9 kms in length). A lava tunnel is formed when lava from deep under the ground spouts from a peak and flows to the surface (and cools). Manjanggul cave is home to some rare species of bats and other creatures. You can see Stone turtle, stalactites, Foot of Lava, stone … Read more

L is for Love (Time for some Love Quotes!)

Today is the 12th Day of the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. I am so glad we are half-way through. I have been doing well publishing posts on both of my blogs alphabetically for the challenge. I am a quotes junkie and since today it is time for the letter L, I thought of sharing a few Love Quotes.

Life finds its wealth by the claims of the world, and its worth by the claims of love. Rabindranath Tagore

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, … Read more

K is for Koyal Rana – Femina Miss India 2014

For the letter K, I am writing a little post about the girl I first saw on TV in 2008.

I was a young software professional under a lot of stress and functioning on junk food and little sleep. On some days, when I came home from office I was so tired, I had to switch on the TV just to have something playing in the background to keep my mind a little alert while I cooked my “meal” and ate it like a zombie watching TV. One day, I was watching MTV and came across Scooty Miss Teen Diva … Read more

J is for Jealousy (How to curb jealousy)

Another day of the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and I am ready to share a little personal transformation story. Let’s get on to how I defeated the green eyed monster!

Girls are labelled as creatures who get envious easily, I do not agree with this classification anymore because I have seen many jealous men in my life almost as many as women. And once upon a time, I got jealous too.

It was not one particular instance, it was a period in my life when I thought being jealous was necessary (to fit in? to be cool? I … Read more

3 Inspirational Books I love!

It is Day 9 of the April A to Z Blogging challenge and today is the day of “I”. I wanted to do a different kind of post today rather than Inspirational Quotes (which is totally my thing) . I am suffering from a soft tissue injury on my right hand and my hand and arm are swollen. It is painful to type a lot so I am doing a little post and listing only 3 Inspirational Books I love. These are the books I have at home in Korea otherwise I have a bigger collection back home in Bangalore (almost … Read more

Inspirational Quotes on Hope

All of us go through life trying to make it better in different ways. Many of us gather stuff thinking it will make our lives better. Little do we realize that things do not make life better, our attitude does! Having a hopeful outlook at life can make every difficult condition seem tolerable. Without hope, every little obstacle appears insurmountable. So today for my post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I chose Hope as my theme for the day of the alphabet H! I HOPE you enjoy reading these quotes.

Hope is like a road in the country; … Read more